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Advice: Shaving The Chin

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Alan writes:

I have been DE shaving for about two months now. Have my technique down, but for the life of me I can’t get that bbs on my chin (ATG) using my DE. The only way I can, is to use a Fusion ProGlide. No cuts, no irritation. I hate having two use two razors and would prefer using my Progess. Any suggestions?

The chin can take some time to perfect. Try taking very short strokes (less than 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch would be better) and overlap the strokes slightly. You will also have to experiment letting your lower lip curl into your mouth to flatten the chin out (without pulling it too tightly).


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4 thoughts on “Advice: Shaving The Chin”

  1. I am a skinny fellow, and find the chin and neck quite tricky with any blade.

    Its almost impossible to flatten your chin or your neck if you are on the low end of the scale. 🙂

  2. Yes, the chin is difficult. I do exactly as Mantic says and get consistently good shaves on my chin.
    The tricky part is to adjust the flatness of the different parts of the chin skin by moving the jaw, and by moving your mouth to keep the skin taught. You kind of have to progressively adjust your chin, all the while making the short overlapping strokes.

  3. Great post. The chin is the most difficult part for me to shave too. I get hair growing in many different directions. Thanks for the advice

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